Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October GSC Events:

Wonder what the Gemstone Program got up to last month?  
GSC committees AAC and SAC each hosted an October event!!

This October the Student Activities Committee hosted its first Gems Class Heroes sports event.  The program reserved the Engineering Fields, located by the main entrance to campus, for a Saturday afternoon of sports, games, and bonding for all Gemstone students.  Students who cam out to Gems Class Heroes played everything from frisbee and kickball to two pick-up games of football.

Academic Affairs kicked off the semester with Cracking the College Code on Thursday the 17th of October.  Attendees enjoyed a night of Dunkin’ Donuts, hot chocolate and tips about life at UMD.  Four interactive sessions were available for students to choose from, with time to attend three during the hour.  These included:

 Clubs and Activities was led by Tony Trinh.  Tony talked about various opportunities on campus, including Images, RHA, and student led organizations.  As he presented, students were able to ask questions about groups they were particularly interested in as well as about how to schedule time to do it all!  
Mitul Patel, freshman representative on the Academic Affairs Committee, talked about  fun things to do in D.C.  Students got to hear both an inside look and a tourist’s must-see sights.

The session on hidden Gems at UMD, led by Ed Lin, provided the students with some tasty treats and helpful tips on how to really make the most out of their time here at UMD.  Former president of Academic Affairs, Yoon Shin, and Taylor Hearn led the session about Careers 4 Terps.  The website was displayed and its features such as the jobs and internships database were presented, then students had the opportunity to ask questions specific to their major and career interests.

-Stephanie Gross: Class of 2015: Team SILVER
-Sudipta Das: Class of 2017

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